I have supported the HJC long and hard, and as a Hillsborough veteran myself, always will.
I have to say though, they've shot themselves in the foot a bit with that statement. There's no reason why they couldn't of released a statement a bit more tactfully worded, to let their dissapointment be known, but kept a more conciliatory tone.
I fear that in the long run, this is exactly why the club seem to want to keep the HJC at arms length, whilst at the same time supporting and passing dialouge with the HFSG.
Its disappointing to say the least.
It has simply exposed on a national level that there are splits and agendas at play here and will inevitably lead to people on the outside looking in to question the integrity of HSFG/HJC/LFC.
Obviously, we all know that their key concern is supporting the families and gaining justice for them on behalf of the 96 so surely, looking at the bigger picture, the moving or redesigning of a badge is not something that they should be focusing on. I understand why they have had their noses put out of place but I think this has blown up and everybody, and I mean everybody looks a little silly and the whole kit launch and the new start that we'd all like to have it associated has been tainted with the usual soap opera that seems to surround LFC.
There is a reasonably new board of directors at Anfield now. Surely there were better ways of getting the HJC more recognition from LFC than has previously been the case than perhaps alienating themselves?
Just to emphasise, I don't mean any disrespect here. Just saying it as I see it.